We Keep Getting Scared by Smaller and Smaller Terrorist Threats

THE DAILY BEAST Some kids (and adults) took off their Mickey Mouse ears in Orlando Airport on Friday, but Muslim women who wore hijabscovering their hair kept them on. Security is a complicated thing, and requires a certain level of perspective. We ditched our water bottles, emptied our pockets—money, wallets, keys, even Kleenex. We took off our shoes. We filled trays for the X-ray machine, then we raised our hands for the full-body scans as mysterious rays penetrated our clothes t...
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Syrian Terror Groups Now Fighting Each Other

Heavy battles have erupted between two rebel groups – Jaysh al-Islam (meaning Army of Islam) and Jaysh Tahrir al-Sham in Damascus province, as militants continue to lose ground in Syria, according to reports from the Iranian News Agency FARS. © Photo: Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation This is not the first report of infighting between the rebel groups in the country.Earlier in December, heavy fighting reportedly erupted between the Daesh (also known as ISIL/ISIS) and o...
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Man Drives Car at Soldiers Guarding French Mosque

A man rammed his car into four soldiers guarding a mosque in the French city of Valence Friday, local officials said. The soldiers were not seriously injured and were able to open fire on the car, injuring the driver twice with bullets, Frédéric Loiseau, Secretary-General of the city prosecutors' office told NBC News. The driver, whose motive was not immediately clear, was in the hospital, he said. Valence is about 60 miles south of Lyon in southern France. The target was the sol...
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China’s Anti-Terror Law Permits Troop Deployment Abroad

China on Sunday adopted its first counter-terrorism law that grants overarching powers to security agencies, allows the military to venture overseas on counter-terror operations and requires technology firms to give sensitive data like encryption keys to the government. Much on the expected lines, 159 legislators of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee unanimously adopted the draft law earlier approved by the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC). The new law makes it legal...
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Russian Security Czar: Over 1000 Russians Joined ISIS

Russia's Security Council chief says more than 1,000 Russian nationals have joined the Islamic State group and they could pose a major threat when they return. Nikolai Patrushev told the business daily Kommersant in an interview published Monday that they could form "sleeper cells" upon their return and mount terror attacks in the future on orders from their bosses. He said IS recruiters have been active in Russia and ex-Soviet Central Asian nations, particularly focusing on young people and m...
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